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CALGARY—Team Canada will host 68 of the world’s best divers representing eight countries who are ready to make a splash in Calgary for the lone Canadian stop of the FINA Diving Grand Prix set for the

MNP Community and Sport Centre, June 9-12.

The 19 divers wearing Canadian colours will hold a media availability on the pool deck following their training session on June 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. MTN. Calgary Olympian Caeli McKay, who

now resides in Montreal, will not be competing in the Grand Prix but will be training in Calgary and available to media.

The FINA Diving Grand Prix returns to Calgary following a two-year hiatus. The Grand Prix competition schedule includes all Olympic events including women’s and men’s 3m springboard, 10m platform,

3m springboard synchro, and 10m platform synchro along with two mixed synchro finals

Canadian Team

*Denotes Olympian

*Caeli McKay (Calgary, Alta.) Not Competing

Mia Vallée (Beaconsfield, Que.)                                  Bryden Hattie (Victoria, B.C.)

Margo Eriam (Saskatoon, Sask.)                                  *Cedric Fofana (Montreal, Que.)

*Pamela Ware (Montreal, Que.)                                Bjorn Markentin (Saskatoon, Sask.)

Olivia Chamandy (Montreal, Que.)                            Laurent Gosselin-Paradis (Montreal, Que.)

Aimee Wilson (Calgary, Alta.)                                      *Nathan Zsombor-Murray (Pointe-Claire, Que.)

*Celina Toth (Victoria, B.C.)                                         *Rylan Wiens (Saskatoon, Sask.)

Renée Batalla (Victoria, B.C.)                                       Benjamin Tesier (Blainville, Que.)

Katelyn Fung (London, Ont.)                                        Matt Cullen (Rosemère, Que.)

Julianne Boisvert (Mirabel, Que.)                               Carson Paul (Victoria, B.C.)

Kate Miller (Ottawa, Ont.)                                           

Schedule:

Canadian Team Training/Media Availability

June 8

11:30 a.m. – Training (B-roll/Photos)

1:45 p.m. – Interviews

Competition Schedule https://diving.ca/canadacup/#schedule

June 9-10 – Preliminaries/Semi-Finals

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

June 11-12 – Finals

12 noon – 6 p.m.

Tickets:

Limited tickets for Saturday and Sunday’s finals are available online at https://diving.ca/canadacup/ Tickets are priced from $10 to $30 per day. Special rates are offered for children under 10. Thursday

and Friday’s preliminaries and semi-finals are open to the public.

Media Accreditation:

All media must RSVP to Chris Dornan at hpprchris@shaw.ca in advance of the event to receive media credentials for the Grand Prix Canada in Calgary.

About Diving Plongeon Canada

Diving Plongeon Canada (DPC) was established in 1967 as a not-for-profit organization to promote the growth and awareness of the sport in this country. As a member of FINA, the world’s governing body of aquatic sports, DPC contributes to the development of globally accepted standards of excellence in diving and supports the rules and regulations of international competition. DPC shares a national commitment to advance the art and sport of diving and to position Canada as the number one diving nation of the world. For information, visit diving.ca

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan                                                                    

Media and Public Relations

T: 403-620-8731